ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCES AND BIOSTATISTICS
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 266526-FA
The Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) and the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI) in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) are seeking a tenure track faculty member with expertise in methodological research applicable to basic biomedical science, clinical research, epidemiologic research, and/or public health. This faculty appointment will be on an annual pay basis and therefore will include summer compensation.
The Department of Population Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary department with the goal of understanding, preserving, and improving the health of populations and individuals. The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics is an innovative and leading research hub and training center for biomedical data sciences. The individual selected for this role will contribute to the advancement of the PHS and BMI missions through research, teaching, and service. Both PHS and BMI are vibrant, interdisciplinary research and teaching environments, with a strong track record of collaborative and innovative research. The successful applicant must be able to positively interact within a collaborative community of scholars working in biomedical science, clinical research, epidemiologic research and/or public health throughout SMPH and across campus.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members, and veterans.
The Department of Population Health Sciences is the tenure home for this position, with a joint appointment in Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. Depending on the selected candidate's expertise and interests, additional joint or affiliate appointments in other departments are possible. The percent split between departments will be determined based on the candidate's profile and interests.
60% Research: Contribute to both departments' commitment to research excellence by establishing an extramurally funded research program with a particular focus on applied and methodological research with applications to basic biomedical science, clinical research, epidemiologic research, and/or public health. The UW School of Medicine and Public Health strongly encourages collaborative team science approaches to solving complex research problems.
15% Teaching: Teach one course per academic year, including teaching in the biostatistics sequence required for students in the Population Health and Epidemiology PhD programs and serving as a trainer in PHS/BMI graduate programs, including the BMI Biomedical Data Sciences MS and PhD programs.
10%: Graduate Student Training: Advise and mentor graduate students in PHS Population Health and Epidemiology programs, BMI Biomedical Data Science program, and other relevant degree programs at UW-Madison.
10% Publish methodological, applied, and collaborative research findings at national and international scientific meetings and publish in leading venues (journals and conferences) in the research discipline.
5%: Service: Participate in professional, university, and community service as appropriate to faculty rank.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Terminal Degree PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Epidemiology, or closely related quantitative field.
Demonstrated potential for excellence in clinical investigation, epidemiologic studies and/or health services research is required. Relevant areas of methodologic expertise include but are not limited to causal inference, latent variable models, survey statistics, missing data, longitudinal and survival data, Bayesian methods, health informatics, social demography, and population genetics.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 1, 2023
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months) Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a CV and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the CV and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 22, 2022, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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